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KQED Public Radio: Friday, August 1, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, August 1, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered House Border Vote Breaks Down House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared-down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Shake It A Modern Polaroid Love Story -- Taking and sharing digital photos instantly is second nature. But what is it about the white-framed, square Polaroid that survives in our digital lives? Does it make moments more special? Why has the Polaroid design so clearly marked current digital photography apps and photography memes? Mixing personal storytelling, interviews, music, sound effects and vox pop, the show takes a tender look at two modern instant photo technologies: Polaroid and digital photography, and the human connections we make with them. The show includes interviews with Gus Van Sant, filmmaker and photographer; and Christopher Bonanos, author of "Instant: The Story of Polaroid."
  • 3:00 am
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week, we're pondering comic strips and social commentary, the soul of Oakland, and what makes a great cover band.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Increasingly, Americans Can't Afford to Retire The number of Americans 65 and older who still work is up 60 percent from a decade ago. That's according to a recent article in Harper's Magazine, which profiles several seniors who can't afford to stop working. We'll hear their stories and examine the challenges and options for an increasing number of Americans who don't have enough money to retire.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Darlene Love: From Backup Singer to Hall of Fame Star Millions of Americans could sing along to chart-topping songs like "He's a Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," but few could name the woman whose "thunderbolt" voice made those songs memorable. That's because Darlene Love often worked in the shadows as a backup singer on hits produced by Phil Spector in the '60s. Later dubbed "the most successful unknown singer in rock 'n' roll history," it wasn't until 2011 that she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Darlene Love joins us to talk about singing in the background and coming to fame later in life. She was featured in the documentary "20 Feet from Stardom."
  • 10:30 am
    Forum Comedian Greg Proops: 'The Smartest Man in the World'? Best-known for his role on the popular improvisational television show "Whose Line is it Anyway?," comedian Greg Proops now lives in Hollywood. But he has deep Bay Area roots. Raised in San Carlos, Proops started performing in local clubs while attending the College of San Mateo and San Francisco State. We'll talk to him about his successful podcast "The Smartest Man In the World," his upcoming stand-up shows and his loyalty to the San Francisco Giants.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday 'Animal Madness' and the Inner Lives of Pets Do dogs get depressed? Can parrots suffer from PTSD? Guest host John Dankosky talks about the inner lives of animals with Laurel Braitman, author of "Animal Madness." Plus, how can we contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Oliver Sacks on Music and Memory An Alzheimer's patient who can't remember her name might remember a favorite song. Guest host John Dankosky talks with neurologist Oliver Sacks about music and memory. Then, Google plans to create a picture of human health by studying your DNA. But is Big Data ready to answer the big questions in medicine?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering James Brown As the new film about James Brown, "Get On Up," opens in theaters, the show listens back to interviews with The Godfather of Soul himself, as well as with Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins, who played in Brown's band with him. The show also hears from Bruce Tucker, who collaborated with Brown on his autobiography.
  • 2:00 pm
    World New Species and the Scientists Who Name Them How did a fish parasite get the name Bob Marley? How did a beetle get named for George W. Bush? The show finds out about new species and the scientists who name them.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Wall Street Sets Sights on Boomers' Retirement Savings Wall Street is gearing up for a demographic that promises to be very lucrative: Baby Boomers and their trillions in retirement savings.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report Smokejumpers Battle State's Remote Blazes Meteorologists say the coming weeks could be some of the worst California has ever seen for wildfires caused by lightning strikes. These fires are often in very remote, mountainous parts of the state, removed or detached from any road access. Only a special unit of firefighters can tackle these blazes, and they do it without access to water. We catch up with the state's only smoke jumping crew in Redding.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Smokejumpers Battle State's Remote Blazes Meteorologists say the coming weeks could be some of the worst California has ever seen for wildfires caused by lightning strikes. These fires are often in very remote, mountainous parts of the state, removed or detached from any road access. Only a special unit of firefighters can tackle these blazes, and they do it without access to water. We catch up with the state's only smoke jumping crew in Redding.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering James Brown As the new film about James Brown, "Get On Up," opens in theaters, the show listens back to interviews with The Godfather of Soul himself, as well as with Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins, who played in Brown's band with him. The show also hears from Bruce Tucker, who collaborated with Brown on his autobiography.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club GMOs: Necessary in a Hot and Crowded World? With global population climbing toward 10 billion, food security is a growing concern. Extreme droughts and floods have slammed agricultural exports from the United States, Australia and Russia in recent years. Future severe weather is expected to put upward pressure on crop prices. That prospect raises thorny questions. Is there a role for seeds that are genetically modified to be drought resistant? Can 10 billion people be fed without GMO crops? Can organics feed a growing and hungry world? The show presents a panel discussion on the prospects and perils of tinkering with the genetics of our food supply as we brace for more climate disruption. Panelists include Robert Fraley, chief technology officer, Monsanto; Andrew Kimbrell, founder and executive director, Center for Food Safety; Nathanael Johnson, author and food writer at "Grist"; and Jessica Lundberg, seed nursery manager, Lundberg Family Farms.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Smokejumpers Battle State's Remote Blazes Meteorologists say the coming weeks could be some of the worst California has ever seen for wildfires caused by lightning strikes. These fires are often in very remote, mountainous parts of the state, removed or detached from any road access. Only a special unit of firefighters can tackle these blazes, and they do it without access to water. We catch up with the state's only smoke jumping crew in Redding.
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
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